e-PDS system to be introduced in Una on experimental basis
Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Shri Ramesh Dhawala, disclosed that e-PDS system would be introduced in Una District on experimental basis to check fake ration cardsand added that State Government had demanded Rs. 19.50 crore from the central Government for this project which would be implemented in the entire State soon. He was addressing a review meeting of the Department of Food and Civil Supplies here today.
The Minister reviewed the availability of essential food grains in the meeting and added that Municipal Corporation would undertake the task of issuing new ration cards, adding and deleting members to the existing cards as per the directions of the Government and the department of Food and Civil Supplies would provide blank ration cards according to the demand. He said that Nagar Parishads in urban areas and Panchayats in rural areas would issue the ration cards.